Knit: Flower pattern

Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you. —Judith Jamison

You ever get those things in those subscription boxes that you think are cute but then you think, I will probably NEVER use/need/wear that?
Well, you should probably stop reading 🙂

In my latest Fab Fit Fun box I got this hat by Alice + Olivia*.
It is SUPER cute.
But I don’t wear hats very often—this is a product of always having my glasses on the top of my head. But maybe I’ll wear it with sunglasses having a drink on the back porch or chillin’ with the neighbors on a Sunday afternoon.

But in true Maria fashion, I wanted to make it my own.

Maybe I could embroider something onto it.
I don’t embroider.
Fine, maybe I could cross-stitch something onto it- a bee would be cute.
I could…I still could and maybe I will.

In the end, in honor of spring I thought I’d make a knit flower…how hard could it be?

It was actually really easy.

Like my last knit pattern, I thought that this would be a good project to use some of my ‘scrap’ or remnant (that’s a nicer word than scraps isn’t it) yarn. Every knitter has those partial balls of yarn just lying around right? (If you are a knitter and you don’t, please tell me your secret!)

The hat has a daisy pattern on it.
So, a daisy is what I’d make.
Daisies only have 5 petals that make it even easier. You can do as many as you’d like for yours-this is completely personal preference.

You are the maker and you are the only one who has to be happy with the piece in the end.

And I am happy with mine, as is the dragon.

The Dragon took my hat! I can’t get mad…she is just too cute in it 🙂

I am getting ahead of myself…I started by going through my mini yard balls—most of which are Peaches & Cream/Sugar ‘n Cream partial balls.

This is what I came up with…

What I used: my fun frog knit accessories keeper, notebook w/pencil, red The Knit Kit, 3 balls of remnant Peaches N Cream or Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn, and a skein of Sugar n’ Cream yarn. Oh and size US3 knitting needles, I only had DPNs so I just put point protectors on one end.

I was going to do a combo of white and yellow petals but in the end, I just went with the yellow—I did make two white petals, so I guess I will need to find something to do with them.

I decided to knit in front of the TV this particular day, so that is why most many or these pics are on the background of 1) my IKEA couch or 2) my pant leg.

Except one, I finished during my waiting time after my second COVID shot (by this point I had the pattern memorized).
Oh, wait…that is still my leg.

Finishing the last petal during the mandatory 15 minute waiting period after getting my SECOND Covid-19 shot. 🙂

My 5 petals are now complete! I laid the put on my couch to see how they would look. They are a bit boring…they need a pistil.

Look at those petals, so yellow and…knit. They are kinda boring and not so pretty yet.

I could have gone with a button (and that would have been cute too). But I wanted the texture of a sunflower pistil.

I wanted a fun pistil. I would have preferred to have used some variegated yarn for this, (something like this would have made my day). But I had NONE. So, plain old orange would have to do.

And in the end, I decided I needed a ‘leaf’ and I DID have a variegated green. 🙂

Let’s move from narrative to just a simple list of how to put this flower together!

How do you do it?

#1 Make your petals (pattern below)
#2 Lay them out to see if you like the way it will look (see above pic).
#3 Happy, great! Graft it together.

Choose two petals, place them ‘right sides together’ and seam/graft about 1/4 of the way down.

#4 Make your pistil (pattern below)

Almost done with my pistil, it naturally starts to curl as you start to bind off. This makes it so easy to get a textured center of your flower.

#5 Add pistil to flower petals.

I tacked the pistil together then added it to the flower.

You could be done right there!

But I made some final finishes…

I decided it was too plain and a healthy flower would have a leaf.
(pattern below)

I wanted the leaf, but I couldn’t decide if I really liked it. In the end, I set the leaf behind the flower petals.

You have a flower and leaf, you could just sew/stitch it onto your hat and be done.

Again, I made another decision, I wanted the whole thing to be removable from the hat.
This hat is reversible, what if I want to wear it the other way?
OR I want to attach the flower to a different hat…just two reasons.
Maybe the hat gets dirty and needs to be washed…I am pretty messy!
I could probably add the flower to a hair scrunchy? Oh yes!
What about on a barrette? YES PLEASE!

Make it removable

What you need:
Safety pin (large)
Hot glue/Hot glue gun

If you have an old button—campaign type button—that would be a great alternative to hot gluing the button

One button, one safety pin, and a hot glue gun. What else could you need to finish this project?

I attached a button (with hot glue) to the back of the flower to make a solid spot for the safety pin to be attached.

Hot glue the button. Next, OPEN the safety pin and make sure you hot glue the part that is attached to the ‘head’ (closure) of the safety pin.

Then hot gluing the safety pin to the button.
Ultimately I am happy with how it turned out!

Me in the reversible bucket hat by Alice + Olivia with the handknit detachable flower attached.

* Get 15% off at with code FFF15. Offer expires 8/1/21.

Knit Flower Pedals

Make 5
CO 4 with long-tail cast-on so you have the yarn for grafting in the end.
R1: P
R2: K1, kfb, kfb, k1 (6)
R3: P
R4: K2, kfb, kfb, k2 (8)
R5: P
R6: K3, kfb, kfb, k3 (10)
R7: P
R8: K4, kfb, kfb, k4 (12)
R9: P
R10: K5, kfb, kfb, k5 (14)
R11: P
R12: K1, ssk, k8, k2tog, k1, (12)
R13: P
R14: K
R15: P
R16: K1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1 (10)
R17: P
R18: K1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1 (8)
R19: P
R20: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1 (6)
R21: P
R22: K1, ssk, k2tog
R23: P
R24: SSK, k2tog
R25: K2tog
Cut yarn and pull thru to bo
Repeat until you have the desired number of petals for your flower.


CO 30
R1: K
R2: Kfb (60)
R3: K
The piece will naturally start to circle, so make just tack it together with a couple of stitches


Same as pistil except only CO 15


hugs and kisses from Maria

P.S. Come back, my next project is plants…all the indoor plants I have acquired over the last month (month and a half-ish).

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